I always thought Charles Hamilton could rhyme, even if his fascination with Sonic the Hedgehog was kind of corny and childish. I just figured that sometimes (in fact, probably more often than not), very clownish people are blessed with above-average skills. If he were an artist during the ’90s, we probably would never know how wack of a person he is. But in the present, we know all about him jacking beats from Myspace pages, getting smacked in the mouth by a girl, and now, trying to fuck with J Dilla’s legacy.
Last Friday, he posted the cover to his upcoming album on his blog, and listed the Executive Producers as Charles Hamilton and James Yancey aka J Dilla. Strange on it’s own, but he included the following explanation in his shoutouts:
I also wanna thank James Yancey for his guidance in putting this album together. Sound wise, I couldn’t be happier. Again, the album was mastered reel-to-reel/digital-to-digital, and I couldn’t have done the entire process without him being a total jerk about me getting that EXTRA vinyl-ish sound. Thanks Dilla.
Nah seriously. He helped master the album.
You’d think somebody would have made a much bigger deal about this if it were true. Feeling the heat/hate from bloggers, he contacted some of them personally. In a phone interview with Sweeney from Rappers I Know, he claims to know Ma Dukes, Dilla’s mom, his daughter, and Phat Kat. He was also allegedly present at the Jay $tay Paid mastering sessions. To top it off, he claimed that the “proceeds from my album are going towards the J Dilla Music Foundation.”
It turns out that the J Dilla Music Foundation doesn’t exist. If he were donating the proceeds from his album to Ma Dukes, it would be easier to let this slide, but his album is FREE. And straight from Twitter, Ma Dukes confirms that Phat Kat and Illa J don’t know who he is:
Detroit “Hip-Hop Ambassador” House Shoes also chimes in and airs this fool out in the following video:
Ether. Seriously, I learned when I was 5 years old that lying to get out of a lie comes back to bite you in the ass. Charles Hamilton isn’t a fan or a stan. He’s just the most delusional and morally corrupt individual in Hip-Hop. I’m taking a page out of the Rap Radar book and banning this idiot from Zebra is Food. Peace, sucka.